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Securing UAV communication using Quantum Cryptography

Hajare, Sonal Nanaji (2023) Securing UAV communication using Quantum Cryptography. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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UAVs were frequently linked to the military. They were first employed as platforms for weapons, which was more contentious, anti-aircraft target practice, and intelligence
collection. Today, drones are employed for a variety of civilian purposes such as delivery services, agriculture, traffic monitoring, and many more. Unfortunately, as they become more widespread and in greater demand, they are increasingly vulnerable to security risks like MITM, brute-force attacks, information leakage, and spoofing. To prevent such attacks and security risks, robust security measures must be carefully designed. There are still unsolved questions about this subject even though it has been the focus of several studies, particularly regarding safe UAV-to-UAV communication. These voids must be filled, especially in a military setting. To improve the security of UAV communication, this research suggests utilizing quantum cryptography with a Block Cipher RC6-based method. To further strengthen the key management strategy for creation and distribution, the proposed methodology calls for the encryption and decryption of data exchanged between the Sender and the Receiver utilizing the block cipher RC6 technique and BB84. As a result of the mixing concept (quantum and block cipher), the authenticity, unpredictability, and security of the algorithm are increased, making it more difficult for attackers to decrypt the original message. Then, in relation to the length of the original raw message, we will analyze the time needed to produce the secret key using BB84 and the time needed to determine the presence of Eavesdropper.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Khan, Imran
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Computer Security
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2023 14:41
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023 14:41

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